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. [laughter] i didn't ask them to ask this question. >> his name is lee -- >> lee edwards. >> lee edwards. >> that's right. >> who is also a biographer, as you are. >> and he's a historian. he's written several histories of the conservative movement. he himself has been a member of the conservative movement, an important person in that. >> jealousy? >> no, it's not jealousy, i can do that. but one thing about mr. edwards being asked to write that review, is that one of the things he takes issue with is i call him from his ghost writer because -- it was thurmond's staffer, former staffer of thurmond who has characterized his work on the book as being ghost writing. i talked to them and after talking to him, i e-mailed mr. edwards and i asked him if i could interview him about his relationship with traffic and what work he did in that kind of thing. and he said it was 40 years ago, yeah, as any entity would be a waste of your time and mine. so my own thing i can do, he was brave enough to read a criticism after the book when it got right. he got a number of things wrong. he quoted goldwater
ds, put out a lot of anti president obama books including edward klein's "the amateur," david limbaugh's "the great destroyer," charles kessler's i am the change, obama's america, quite critical of president obama. do these books sell well? >> they do largely because they serve rightly or wrongly as a counterpoint. many readers wish to buy into at and as a result of these books have a very active audience and president obama has been reelected, i am sure these publishers with conservative inference or conservatively inclined will predict to sell well and they will continue to appeal to an audience that demand these books. >> have you interviewed these critical of others? >> no. let's see. glen beck, but he is not recently taken on exactly president obama. sort of interesting. this is generally true, whoever's in power in the white house, the opposite political slant does better. liberal democrat in the white house, when there's a conservative in the white house, president bush, critical of the president and do better. it was being questioned about jobs or something and he said
for $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. >>> dramatic cell phone video. officer edward norton jumped into the frigid waters of boston harbor after a woman fell in. he pulled her to a nearby life rachlt she's okay. he's turned his back on holiday and is focusing on law enforcement. >> welcome back. the controversy surrounding "zero dark thirty" didn't affect the box offer opened the weekend. the film opened in just five theaters and took in more than $400,000. >> new year's eve implies that torture helped find osama bin larden. >> reporter: the film "zero dark thirty" is a hit with audience and critics but the oscar front-runner does not have many fans at the cia. it's so offensive that director mike morell sent a letter to the agency's employees last friday telling them it's a dramatization, not a reality of the facts. the film creates the strong impression that enhanced interrogation teaching them. that impression is false. the film about osama bin laden has reignited debate over what the cia called enhanced interrogation was really torture. >> the
saddened to learn of her death. >> gullable nurse on duty at london's king edward's the seventh hospital. when her heinous was admitted for morning sickness. helping out on the desk when the two audit strallian dj's called pretending to be queen elizabeth and prince charles >> assured that their royal majesty was on the phone. reveals private details of kate's condition. >> i want to see how her little tummy bug is going. >> she is sleeping at the moment >> >> understandably mortified she had helped them get details. she then killed herself. >> we can confirm that she was recently the victim of a hoax call to the hospital. >> facing severe and incendiary backlash over the hoax. the station profoundly apoll devises and suspends indefinitely the djs involved but the station rejects the allegation that their prank is what caused the suicide. >> no one can reasonably foresee what actually happened in this case. it's incredibly every one of us are deeply saddened. we are incredibly sad for the family. >> the franksters invaded the pregnancy of a sick woman who happens to be a princess. are th
of weight loss programs is also losing executives. this time it's its acting cfo, edward powers, resigning no later than january 4th according to an s.e.c. filing. this comes of course in the wake of the resignation of the firm's prior cfo back in november. again, its shares taking a hit on that news, down almost 13%. simon, back to you. >>> thank you very much. in today's yahoo! finance poll, we asked you one measure of holiday sales indicating the weakest pace of recovery since 2008. what is your take? the vast majority of you, two-thirds almost, saying that uncertainty over the fiscal cliff is holding you back. of course, we saw that in the survey data time and time again. now it may be appearing in the real numbers as we head towards that deadline five days and counting. now let's see what's coming up on "street signs." >>> coming up at the top of this hour, forget the fiscal cliff. we are staring down the barrel of a container cliff as unions are threatening to shut down ports along the eastern seaboard. also, we peer in netflix's christmas eve outage. what does it mean for the compan
for her recovery. she cheated death twice, surviving a deadly car accident this year. r. edwards has her story. >> 15-year-old christina, home with her family for the holidays after a frightening or deal. she said it's the support of family and others that have given her strength. >> people are sending cards, calling, e-mailing, saying that they're praying for me. that really helps. it's a big impact. >> christina and some friends had cut through the mall to catch a train home. she remembers seeing a man dressed in black wearing a mask and carrying what she thought was a paint ball gun. she said when she was shot, she felt a tremendous amount of pressure and pain. >> it's hard to capture that one moment when it happened. >> she and her best friend eventually made it outside to a parking lot filled with police. the first officer they encountered didn't believe christina had been shot, until her friend showed bull t officer bullet holes in her sweater. the family got to the mall before she was take ton the hospital. >> they said it was going to be okay. we'll get to the hospital and you're
, including making it possible for us to hire such extraordinary people like steve edwards and been restored and all of the other people -- and ben reeseberg and all the other people. [applause] you have been wondering what i have been doing and i have been wondering what you have been doing. [laughter] >> those who were disappointed by this outcome, the democrats elated by this outcome -- given the conventional wisdom around this campaign, the president's approval ratings that were barely above 50%, often dipping below it, the unemployment around 8%, gdp growth stock of around 2% -- the conventional wisdom was that should -- that this president should not be reelected. as you take a look at what happened two weeks ago, how do you assess this? >> let me just say first that i made a very good living and politics betting against conventional wisdom. it is a general principle of mine that the conventional wisdom is almost always wrong and it was wrong here. it was wrong here because what we often do in political circles and journalism is that we look at what happened in the last election or pas
worked at king edward vii hospital where kate was being treated. >> the two australian deejays fooling whoever answered the phone, a receptionist and a nurse, into reveals details about kate's condition. how is this greeted in london? a lot of people over here were surprised that the pranksters were able to make a go of this. >> reporter: think so too. we were talking to a journalist here that said that the call that was being put through, the receptionist was probably surprised and believed it and that's why she, herself, put the call through to the nurse treating kate. >> all right. lama hasan, thank you. the hospital involved will make a statement in about 20 minutes. we'll get more from that as it develops. it is made public. >>> we're going switch gears now to a story about a boy his love for legos and pure elation. take a look. >> yes! yes! >> reporter: this is the sound of a young boy. finally getting the lego set he coveted for years. the emerald knight train. you see, for james, legos aren't just toys. they're the building blocks of his dreams. >> when i got my first lego set,
morning by a colleague and a member of the security staff at london's king edward the seventh hospital. >> a police officer says three notes were found in the room. >> the deejays call lost the last week presented to the queen elizabeth and prince charles. >> the two deejays spoke out saying they were " shattered by the news. >> internet software anti virus pioneer john mcafee is back in the nine states this morning. >> he arrived in miami late yesterday afternoon after being held in immigration detention in guatemala. >> the 67 year-old 7 hiding for weeks in guatemala because of partisan police were seeking to question him about the killing of his neighbor. >> he insisted he had nothing to do with his neighbors that and he says he was seeking asylum in guatemala to avoid police persecution. >> the deadly accident on the bridge will have that information more it is just coming in. erica will follow-up. and she will give details in a minute. >> 31 degrees and hayward very cold there warmer to 54 this afternoon. =dj we're back is 4:30. he is a live look at the bay bridge were we are seei
for being on booktv. >> from the fourth annual boston book festival, a panel featuring author edward glaeser. it's about an hour, 15. >> good afternoon and thank you very much for coming to this auditorium today. let me introduce myself, i'm bob oakes from morning edition on wbur, boston's npr news station. [applause] thank you. thank you. i'm sure some of you are saying, wow, that's bob oakes? [laughter] i thought he was taller -- [laughter] i thought he was thinner, i thought he had more hair. [laughter] and, you know, the funny thing is that all those things were true last week. [laughter] let me thank all of you for coming here this afternoon and thank the boston book festival for having us. don't they do a nice job? isn't this a terrific eventsome. >> yes. [applause] >> let's also thank the plymouth rock foundation for sponsoring this particular session and say that without their generosity, it would be hard to put on events like this that add to the cultural life that we all enjoy in this great city. so so thanks to them. [applause] and in a way that's what we're here to talk about thi
boston police officer edward norton jumping into frigid waters to rescue a drowning woman. he was weighed down by his bullet-proof vest but says, he didn't think twice. >> i feel like i did what i would expect someone else to do for one of my loved ones. >> reporter: the frantic woman was desperately clinging to a raft. she said she fell into the water during a torrential downpour. [ sirens blaring ] with a little help from a life preserver thrown to him from shore, he was able to keep her calm and above water until firefighters arrived. >> she kept saying, i can't hold on, i said, hold on, hold on, hold on. >> reporter: everyone made it out of the water safely. there was one casualty. officer norton said his wedding ring slipped off when he jumped in. he roe or not, his wife has marching orders for him. >> um -- make sure you get a new one. >> that wouldn't seem like anything good for most men. but for the females, we would love to get one, like half a karat, right? >>> now to a town in need of christmas cheer. and getting it from around the country. newtown, connecticut, is facing an ex
, reportedly hitting the man. he's been identified as 26-year- old edward becker. >>> in glen burnie a man is dead. he was shot while break breaking into a business. he broke into the arundel coin shop on sunday morning. he was fighting with an quee and that's when he was shot. medics pronounced him dead at the scene. that case still under investigation. >>> time for a check of the forecast. things could get messy out there, here's meteorologist mike masso. >> notice on maryland's most powerful radar showing the flurries developing from annapolis, all of anne arundel county down towards buoy and this is pushing to the north, right along i-95 during the course of your day today. it's going to start as a snow situation, going to rain, about a coating to an inch just outside the city limits. two to three to the north and west of that and it's a raging snowstorm to the north, well up towards garrett county. could be a foot of snow. so 42 today is your two-degree guarantee, 42 for thursday. and yet another storm by the weekend and that could certainly bring some snow. let's get a check on traff
against john edwards. >> a prostitution scandal involving members of the secret service. the men had copies of president obama's exact schedule in their hotel rooms at the time. >> the surprise resignation of cia director david petraeus after he admitted to an extramarital affair. >> big news out of hollywood. brad pitt and angelina jolie's engagement. >> i just want peace. >> she cried. >> crocodile tears. >> the surprising split of seal and heidi klum. >> katie holmes to file for divorce from tom cruise. >> we're talking about "50 shades of grey." >> two of the ladies in the studio have read the book. >> that's correct. some have ordered the sequel. >> a huge honey boo boo fan right here. >> one thing is clear, she loves to tan. >> i'm sorry. i'm tan. i like to be tan. >> viral video craze sweeping the nation. >> jerry sandusky found guilty on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. >> lance armstrong has been stripped of his seven tour de france titles and banned for life from the sport. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> let the games begin. london ready to put on the biggest show on earth. >>
care. king edward viirupt where the nurse worked has released a statement saying it was extremely foolish of your presenters to even consider trying to lie their way through to one of our patients, let alone actually make the call. they went on to call the actions of the australian radio station appalling. let's get more reaction from senior international correspondent matthew chance. >> a lot of sadness and a lot of anger being directed against the radio station in sydney, australia. and the two deejays who carried out this prank call to this hospital here in central london. and a lot of their social media places like facebook have had to be taken down because of the messages of abuse from around the world that have been posted on them. also, the ceo of the company that owns the radio station has issued a public statement as well expressing his regret and saturdayness and indicating he does not think that legally there were any laws broken by the two deejays. they have been suspended, though, and the show has been taken off the air until further notice. take a listen to what that
affiliate whdh has the story. >> reporter: cell phone video captures boston police officer edward norton taking the plunge. he jumped into the frigid fort point channel in a downpour to rescue a woman. >> she was in that water calling for help and i can swim. >> he didn't hesitate, ran down the steps, took off his belt and jumped in the water and swam over to get her. >> reporter: officer norton says the woman was drowning and he didn't think twice about diving in pool. >> one of the other officers had been given the life preserver from someone else. i think it came from the tea party museum so, that helped a lot. i was able to hold onto her with -- hold onto that while she was holding on to the life preserver while holding myself up with the raft that was out there. >> the life preserver around her and he swam to this floating device right here and just held on until the fire department came and then the divers jumped in the water after them. >> reporter: bystanders watched as a boat picked both of them up. >> i'll tell you what, that cop was a hero today. he didn't even think twice abo
. it is at supersonic for reentry. the reason it does is that mike adams got killed while i was working at edwards during reentry. he did not have the pitch accurate within about that much range and he did not have the yaw accurate within about that much rain, and that haunted me. i thought that was the reason we would not have commercial space flight. the pilot for spaceshipone reentry -- by the way, there is not autopilot. the only thing controlling those controls are the rudder pedals on a mock 0.3 airplane. you have the electric fin on the tail. just like a piper cub. [laughter] weird, huh? you could be at apogee in spaceshipone, eat your lunch, handoff, and do as a free entry -- safe reentry. you're not putting yourself at risk like mike adams put himself at risk. this is just a picture is google earth. out to the right is the white knight climbing 50% more altitude than an airliner. going up about 50,000 feet. from up there, about 70 miles, you're looking on the horizon. this is why we stopped flying space ships. i wanted to fly one every five months to show reliability and cost for future s
you a brief recap of all three of them. and, of course, marvin kalb, who is the edward r. murrow professor emeritus at harvard kennedy school of government. and a contributing news analyst for npr and fox news channel. antaeus wrigley called upon to comment on major issues of the day by many other leading news organizations. and also he is very dear to our heart here at aspen because he is legally serve as moderator, and done a superb job each time. very happy to have you back, martin. thank you so much. let me just go back and say just a word about the in depth knowledge, skill, dedication and perseverance of each of you present today who worked on the negotiating team for the process that led up to it. really did not just bring this to fruition but also reflect the practice of diplomacy at its best. it required outstanding diplomacy and -- to balance the risks and demands of peace in the sort of opec security environment of the cold war period, which perhaps, perhaps most people to remember but perhaps some do not. so, before turning the program over to marvin though, i would j
. >> hi. i'm bren edwards, i'm from "politico." i wanted to ask, recently there's been a lot of press because top conservatives -- [inaudible] and they're saying it's not because -- it's not because of the way -- it's -- [inaudible] i would like to know if you have any comments on that? >> well, i think it's wrong. i think it's unfortunate. i think it's not healthy. i think it's wrong. here you've got -- and i think it's largely because these guys have voted against some of the big issues -- they vote geth against the debt creaming, they voted conservative. i think it's unfortunate it took place. and hopefully there's a way to help fix it. we'll see going forward. but you think about, i mean, the exam, come on. tim huelskamp from kansas represents 70% of the state. the member from that district has been on the ag committee for like -- since there's been an ag committee, since kansas has been a state, 150 or whatever it is. it's been a long, long time. and he gets kicked off that committee and oh, by the way he has a ph.d. in ag policy. it make noes sense to me. so i think it's wrong a
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